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tylercsbn9
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How bad does Conn's rip people off?



Went over yesterday to set up a computer for my fiance's Aunt.

She bought a computer from the company I work for, so I get a decent discount. Nothing crazy, but a discount none the less. The computer they got is $700 on our company website (I get it for $650 plus some free upgrades like storage and memory).

Anyway, I spoke to them about it a month ago and told them what it would cost (they're poor, and pretty dumb with their money), so I was surprised when they said they needed the computer set up since I figured I'd be going online to order one for them.

I figured they wen't to Best Buy or some place which is still cheap and would have basically cost what it does on my company website.

They tell me they paid $1600 for a computer I could have gotten for $650. I was dumbfounded. I guess that $1600 includes crazy arse interest charges and financing fees?

They could have bought a souped up iMac for the same damn price they got their $650 computer for.



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LSU Tigershark
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A fool and his money are soon parted.





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The Future
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Conn's depends on morons who don't know anything about computers to pay over price for "expert knowledge"





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baytiger
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with a name like Conn's... wouldn't you expect to get, well, conned?

I don't know how the west loop location in Houston stays open, considering there's a Fry's and a Micro Center each within a mile of it.






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mach316
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Old people are stupid





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lsu480
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quote:

They tell me they paid $1600 for a computer I could have gotten for $650. I was dumbfounded. I guess that $1600 includes crazy arse interest charges and financing fees?



You sure you want to be marrying a girl that has fricked up family like this?






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TigersRuleTheEarth
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Who buys a computer from Conn's? Seriously, I didn't know they sold computers

I got a great deal on a 32" LCD about 4 years ago and would shop over there again.



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jcole4lsu
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They tell me they paid $1600 for a computer I could have gotten for $650. I was dumbfounded. I guess that $1600 includes crazy arse interest charges and financing fees?


if you think that is bad, you should check out what people pay for manufactured homes if they finance through the seller.
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Cdawg
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I don't know how the west loop location in Houston stays open

People with shitty credit shop there. Conns will sell them the appliance with crazy high interest knowing full well they will repossess it within 6 months. They'll clean, refurbish and sell it again at full retail price again.






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JonTheTigerFan
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I bought a refrigerator from Conn's a few months ago for $100 less than anywhere else I shopped. Got free shipping too. They get you with their in house financing with sky high interest rates. That's probably what got them.





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SavageOrangeJug
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What is the return policy at this Conn's place? Take it back.





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baytiger
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People with shitty credit shop there. Conns will sell them the appliance with crazy high interest knowing full well they will repossess it within 6 months. They'll clean, refurbish and sell it again at full retail price again.

hmmm

maybe I should open one up around UH

eta: nm, there's already one open at 45 and 610



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shutterspeed
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Why do people shop at that store? High-pressure sales tactics in an electronics store?

I'll pass.






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